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Flurescent Abstract Silks

Here are some of my latest works, some of the final sample pieces before beginning work on the final collection. I figure there will be room for eight large hangings in the space I have been allocated so I would … Continue reading

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Constable’s oil sketches: atmosphere and light

Originally posted on That's How The Light Gets In:
Brighton Beach, 1824 John Constable perhaps suffers from over-familiarity: countless reproductions, from postcards to biscuit tins, of The Hay Wain or Dedham Vale. Those large, highly polished oil paintings were…

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In the Studio

I have now finished the first week in the studio booked for two weeks over Easter. The painting has been very challenging both physically with scale and also aesthetic decision-making. The space is wonderful, it is so liberating to have … Continue reading

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Tutorial: Rethink

I had a tutorial with my new supervisor Desmond which¬†was the first tutorial I have had for a long time. I have reached a point where I really need some direction, advice and another persons perspective on what I have … Continue reading

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Found Object

I found this piece of board yesterday washed up on the Humber flood defences. Something about it really appealed to me, the contrast of gloss paint against the worn smoothness of exposed wood. I also noticed how the paint had … Continue reading

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Why Distant Objects Please: William Hazlitt 1822

I feel a connection with this essay as it brings up many questions (and answers some) as to why I am constantly drawn to the distant views across the river. See extracts below. Essay: “Why Distant Objects Please” by William … Continue reading

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Howard Hodgkin

He speaks of the secret life of the self in colours that conceal nothing. Art is more eloquent than a diary. Paint is more personal than language. Hodgkin’s ability to alarm colours by introducing them to one another makes his … Continue reading

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